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October 13, 2021 · 0 comments

Titan of Cinema

Titan of Cinema

By Jonathan Clements. For anyone in Edinburgh for this week’s Scotland Loves Anime, the sumptuous Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition traces the animator’s life and work in impressive detail. From his early inspiration from King Kong, through his wartime experiences as a camera assistant under Frank Capra, the multi-room exhibit takes over the entirety […]

June 17, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: History of Chinese Animation

Books: History of Chinese Animation

By Jonathan Clements. Released as part of a Routledge series of translations of Chinese scholarship, Sun Lijun’s two-volume History of Chinese Animation is the largest work yet published in English on the subject, boasting 572 pages on a century of innovation, tribulation and entertainment in the Chinese cartoon business. The book is unforthcoming about its […]

May 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Love, Death and Robots 2

Love, Death and Robots 2

By Andrew Osmond. Netflix has dropped a new batch of episodes of Love, Death and Robots, its anthology adult animation series of short stories mixing SF, horror and humour. Compared to its first season (reviewed here), it’s gone for quality over quantity, and that’s to the good. There are eight episodes, compared to eighteen in […]

April 26, 2020 · 0 comments

Tsukamoto: Three Films

Tsukamoto: Three Films

by Jeremy Clarke. Shinya Tsukamoto’s latest feature, the samurai movie Killing comes to UK Blu-ray in a two-disc edition, along with two fascinating shorts: the Super-8 epic The Adventure of Denchu Kozo and the later masterpiece Haze. All three feature informative audio commentaries by Tom Mes, author of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto […]

April 14, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: Animating the Spirited

Books: Animating the Spirited

By Shelley Pallis. In the introduction to their latest collaboration, Animating the Spirited, Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota and Gyongyi Horvath recall the discovery that they were all separately working on papers on the “spiritual aspects of creative work,” and their joint decision to pool their resources. I’m not sure, however, that they necessarily agreed […]

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